Demo models? Worth buying?

9 years 11 months ago #18799 by Obadiah
I think I am seeing a pattern...


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9 years 11 months ago #18816 by photobod

Obadiah wrote: I think I am seeing a pattern...


A definite pattern, whilst there is a very serious side to PT. there is also a crazy side and we love it

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9 years 11 months ago #18819 by photobod

Scotty wrote:

Stealthy Ninja wrote: NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO YES NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


In case you missed it.


how come that one little yes moved, different line different colum hmmmmmm

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9 years 11 months ago #18826 by Pops
:lol:

Choose your vendor carefuly, check that Nikon and the vendor will honor the warranty and go for it. My D40 was a demo and I'm very happy with it. A couple of my lenses were demo and they have worked fine for several years.

If the factory and the vendor will stand behind the warranty, you haven't much to lose but a little time. Check out the Adorama used section. They have refurbs and demos on there all the time and they stand behind their sales. B&H is another good source to check, as well as KEH.

So, I'm saying YES, with caution.

Pops


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9 years 11 months ago #18997 by Stealthy Ninja

Pops wrote: :lol:

Choose your vendor carefuly, check that Nikon and the vendor will honor the warranty and go for it. My D40 was a demo and I'm very happy with it. A couple of my lenses were demo and they have worked fine for several years.

If the factory and the vendor will stand behind the warranty, you haven't much to lose but a little time. Check out the Adorama used section. They have refurbs and demos on there all the time and they stand behind their sales. B&H is another good source to check, as well as KEH.

So, I'm saying YES, with caution.

Pops


Refurbs are a lot different to Demos. Demo cameras in a store are bound to have problems. Refurbs are probably OK because they'd have fixed the problems.

So, NO x 1000 (with one yes in the middle... that keeps moving around for some reason). ;)

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9 years 11 months ago #19133 by Todd Phillips
If I 100% knew the history if it, maybe, and only maybe. Leaning towards NO


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9 years 11 months ago #19135 by Stealthy Ninja

Todd Phillips wrote: If I 100% knew the history if it, maybe, and only maybe. Leaning towards NO


YES! I agree with your NO!

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9 years 11 months ago #19215 by Thirsty Beaver

Todd Phillips wrote: If I 100% knew the history if it, maybe, and only maybe. Leaning towards NO


:agree: ONLY if I knew 100% of it's history. Like the unit spent it's life as a paper weight in sales counter.


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9 years 11 months ago #19382 by Scotty

Stealthy Ninja wrote:

Pops wrote: :lol:

Choose your vendor carefuly, check that Nikon and the vendor will honor the warranty and go for it. My D40 was a demo and I'm very happy with it. A couple of my lenses were demo and they have worked fine for several years.

If the factory and the vendor will stand behind the warranty, you haven't much to lose but a little time. Check out the Adorama used section. They have refurbs and demos on there all the time and they stand behind their sales. B&H is another good source to check, as well as KEH.

So, I'm saying YES, with caution.

Pops


Refurbs are a lot different to Demos. Demo cameras in a store are bound to have problems. Refurbs are probably OK because they'd have fixed the problems.

So, NO x 1000 (with one yes in the middle... that keeps moving around for some reason). ;)



THIS. NO NO NO NO NO.

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9 years 11 months ago #19390 by Foxy Girl
Play it safe and just get fresh from the box, no on the demo for me


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9 years 11 months ago #19393 by odd_oscar
Doesn't look like there's much more to be said. Used books, yes. Even bought a car once that the salesman had been driving for a couple thousand miles. No problem. But used high-end electronics. Never in a thousand years. Save until afford a new one - or take the money you have now and buy a lesser model (which you'll grow tired of because it wasn't what you wanted.)


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9 years 11 months ago #19400 by stargazer
Okay, just let me make sure I understand. You guys are telling me it's not a good idea, right :woohoo: :silly: :dry: B) :blink: :blush: :oops: :whistle: :cheer:

Gotcha! :thumbsup:


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9 years 11 months ago #26792 by parker_power
So long as the place you bought it from guarantees you can return it for a full refund, I would try it. Nothing like testing it out yourself. If you can't return it for a full refund, forget about it.


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9 years 11 months ago #26839 by Kitzmiller
I'm a newbie to photography and personally I wouldn't go buying a demo camera. Now that you have me thinking, I wouldn't be buying anything that was a demo.


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9 years 11 months ago #27042 by Scotty

Kitzmiller wrote: I'm a newbie to photography and personally I wouldn't go buying a demo camera. Now that you have me thinking, I wouldn't be buying anything that was a demo.


Demo cameras might as well have been inside of a trash compactor they've been abused so much.

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